A Letter From The Publisher: Jun. 16, 1967

WHEN Saigon Bureau Chief Simmons Fentress tried to reach New York on our direct teletype line one morning last week, the operator was brusque: "Tell him to hold it for a minute. Doesn't he know there's a war on?"

Suddenly, "the war" no longer meant just Viet Nam. Jason McManus and Ron Kriss, who have written a great deal about Viet Nam, now found themselves writing the cover story and the lead Nation article about the Middle East conflict. In the field, reporting the war from the Arab side proved difficult. For days after...

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